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‘A’ Level Results 15 August 2019 – media report



Holy Trinity College


Congratulations to our ‘A’ Level students on their outstanding results


It was smiles all around for Cookstown’s Holy Trinity College last Thursday, as students and staff celebrated another strong year of success in their recent ‘A’ Level results.  Amidst the many changes in the examination system nationally and with examinations becoming increasingly challenging, students have achieved grades to be commended in the many areas of Academic and Applied subjects on offer within the College, 27 subjects in total.


Many students achieved top grades in 3 or more A Levels.  Over 52% of all grades were A* - B with 62% of students achieving Grades ‘A* - C’ in 3 or 4 ‘A’ Level subjects.   As a result, most students are already en route to their selected pathway and are continuing with their education either at University or have secured Apprenticeship placements via Employers and Further Education. Mrs Isabel Russell (Principal) Holy Trinity College, stated:


“Student success is testimony to the collective endeavours of students and staff working in partnership with parents and guardians.  As an all-ability and inclusive school, our commitment is to each individual student, so we are very proud of their achievements across a range of subjects.  The students have continued to demonstrate both their academic and personal development to reach their potential in all areas regardless of ability.  They have worked incredibly hard and it is pleasing to see so many of them have secured their chosen future pathway.


Examinations have become more challenging and with increased rigour applied, the effort made by every student in the past two years has certainly paid off.


Holy Trinity College has a diverse range of subjects on offer to meet the demands of future job opportunities.  The promotion of females in STEM subjects is ongoing and congratulations is also extended to our first ever Health & Social Care students, of whom 88% achieved A * - C grades.    Success in Applied Subjects continues to grow and a number of students have secured Higher Level Apprenticeships.  Apprenticeships are now proving to be a popular alternative to University and are certainly an option for students to explore. 


The high quality teaching and care afforded to the students from all staff in the College is second to none and this, coupled with the students’ dedication to their studies, their focus, the support of parents / guardians, and a successful collaboration with Cookstown High School, makes us extremely proud of this year group.  The students have done themselves proud, their hard work has paid off and for some, achieving a B grade was just as delightful as achieving top marks!  


It is gratifying to know that some students were able to overcome challenging personal circumstances to achieve excellent results and we are extremely proud of them.  Providing care and support to all students, knowing them inside out and nurturing each individual is of paramount importance within the College. Being able to celebrate today, with those students who have overcome personal difficulties has been most rewarding and satisfying.


We are obviously delighted by everyone’s achievements.  Not only have they excelled academically, but they have also impressed us with their maturity, their leadership skills and personal development, as well rounded young adults throughout the year.  Holy Trinity College encourages innovation, the development of entrepreneurial skills, and experiences in and beyond the classroom.  

All students are encouraged to participate in a range of extra – curricular activities, sport, charity fundraising, faith development, peer mentoring, and so on, all to enable students to be confident individuals, to develop positive attitudes and to celebrate success. 


Thirty one students secured at least two grades at A* / A and a number of subjects achieved 100% at A* - C, notably Agriculture, Biology, Engineering, Media, Moving Image, Religion and Sport (single, double & triple award).  The hard work, effort and determination of students and staff has been rewarded with excellent results.  Students will have confidence and focus as they embark on their university or further education course, or employment route of their choice.


We extend our congratulations to all our Sixth Form students and wish them happy and successful futures.


Holy Trinity College look forward to welcoming students who aspire to enjoying the same success as the class of 2019, and invite prospective new Sixth Form students to attend the College’s Post 16 Enrolment Day on Thursday 22nd August between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

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